Obituaries

Tue
10
Jan

Wilbert Harrison Goodmon , 1923 - 2016

Wilbert Harrison Goodmon was born on Nov. 4, 1923, to M.L. and Agnes Goodmon in Newby. He went to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2017, at the age of 93 years, two months and two days.
Wilbert graduated from Bristow High School then joined the Navy during World War II.
He and Norma Jean Watts were married May 15, 1945. They were blessed with Joyce and Wilberta Jean. He and Norma Jean were saved in January of 1952 and Wilbert felt the call to preach, preaching his first sermon on Easter Sunday 1952.

Thu
05
Jan

Leroy Washington, 1930 - 2016

Funeral services for Leroy Washington will be held at New Life International Worship Center, officiated by Rev. Eric Parker, on Saturday Jan.7, 2017, at 11 a.m. Immediately following, interment will be at Durant Cemetery in Bristow. Funeral services are entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Bristow. Leroy Washington was born in Slick, on Aug. 25, 1930, to the late Roy Washington and Ozie Viola (Gains) Washington. He passed from this life at his residence in Bristow, on Dec. 31, 2016, at the age of 86 years, four months and six days. He was raised and educated in Slick. During his younger years Leroy lived in Beggs and then moved to Bristow in 1953 and had called it home since. Also, during the year of 1953, Leroy was united in marriage with Betty Johnson. Leroy was employed as a union worker in the field of construction until his retirement in 1996. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and spending time at the park, always cleaning it up for the children.

Thu
05
Jan

Robert Gridley Chadderdon, 1922 - 2017

Robert Gridley Chadderdon was born April 24, 1922, to Lewis William and Lucille Chadderdon, in Slick. He departed this life Jan. 3, 2017, in Bristow, at the age of 94 years, eight months and 10 days. Bob Chadderdon was only 14 years old when he headed to the oilfields of Kansas to earn money during the summer of 1936. He wasn’t a kid who walked the streets of Bristow or spent leisurely summer hours swimming in the city park pool. Chadderdon described his father as a “hard worker” and that is certainly a trait that he passed on to his son. So it might be expected that after graduation, Chadderdon headed to college. He was at the University of Oklahoma when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and like many of his generation, he immediately signed up for combat. One of his best friends was Quince Brown, a highly decorated fighter pilot, and it was partially his influence along with Bob’s lust for adventure that led Chadderdon to become a fighter pilot.

Wed
04
Jan

Marvin L. Tribble, 1938 - 2016

Marvin Lewis Tribble, 78, passed away Dec. 24, 2016, in Weslaco, Texas.
Marvin was born on July 27, 1938, to Hoyt L. and Mary E. (Copeland) Tribble in Slick. He attended Bristow High School and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University in 1961. He worked for the University of Missouri 4-H youth development program and as an agricultural extension agent in Missouri before retiring from Ford Motor Company, Tulsa Glass Plant in 2000.
Marvin was a member of the Barry County Sherriff ’s Posse in Missouri and enjoyed working with the Sapulpa wrestling team.
In October 1986, Marvin married Diane Brooks in Paris, Texas. Together, they shared a passion for recreational vehicle travel. Marvin loved being with family, especially following his grandson on the rodeo circuit.
He enjoyed cooking breakfast for the RV park and cooking dinner for friends.

Wed
04
Jan

Dr. Howard Leslie Mitchell, 1936 - 2016

Dr. Howard Leslie Mitchell (Doc) was born on Sept. 22, 1936, to Howard and Agnes (Spaulding) Mitchell on Sept. 22, 1936, in Whiteville, N.C. He spent his early years in “the country” and teenage years in Fayetteville, N.C. with his mother and stepfather, William Richard Hill. He fervently loved his family, laughed often with his many friends and provided  passionate veterinary care in Bristow. He departed this life on Dec. 31, 2016, at the age of 80.
Dr. Mitchell graduated from E.E. Smith Senior High in Fayetteville, N.C. He studied veterinary medicine at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1960.
While in college, he was captivated by a beautiful young woman, Edna Moore. They were married on Dec. 17, 1960. He worked for Dr. John Montgomery in 1961. Howard and Edna later made Bristow their home in 1962.
Edna preceded him in death in July 2016.

Thu
29
Dec

Alma P. Wilson, 1917 - 2016

Alma P. Wilson was born Sept. 3, 1917, to Bob and Mollie (McFarland) Morris in Parkland. She departed this life Dec. 21, 2016, at her Depew home at the age of 99 years, three months and 18 days. She had been a Depew area resident for many years. She retired from Miss Elaine’s Garment Factory. She was a member of the Depew Church of God. Alma loved spending time outdoors working in her flower beds; even well into her 90’s she was working a full garden. She also loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Neva Webb of Depew; two grandchildren, Randy Webb and Madison Oliver; five great grandchildren, Matt Webb, Chase Webb, Brynlee Webb, Ty Webb and Heather Schondel; five great-great-grandchildren, Savanna and Hunter Schondel, Wyatt Webb, Layna Johnson and Tyree McConnel. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Hugh Johnson, daughter, Barbara Oliver, Grandson, Brad Webb, one sister and two brothers.

Tue
27
Dec

Arlee Langley, 1941 - 2016

Arlee Langley was born May 11, 1941, to Clayton and Velma Langley in Bristow. He departed this life Dec. 21, 2016, at the age of 75 years, seven months and 10 days.

 

He attended Bristow Public Schools. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962.

 

On Jan. 15, 1963 Arlee Langley and Beverly Ann Pinson were united in marriage. From this union were born three children, Randy, Ann and Clint.

 

Arlee was a retired commercial painter. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and tending to his coy pond.

 

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Langley of Bristow; three children, Randy Langley and wife Shelly of Durant, Ann Thompson and husband Mike of Bristow, Clint Langley and wife Deanna of Bristow; two sisters, Lavern Mann of Bristow and Norma Childress of Stroud; three brothers, Lee Odie Langley of Oregon, Randy Langley of Bristow and Paul Langley of Bristow; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Tue
27
Dec

Billy Wasson, 1929 - 2016

Billy Wasson went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. Billy was born on April 19, 1929, in Judsonia, Arkansas; the son of Joe Cleveland Wasson and Mabel Pankey.

 

He had been a resident of Depew since 1995 after he retired from KTS in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 

He enjoyed his family and farming. His wife of sixty-four years, Martha, predeceased him. 

 

He is survived by three daughters, Sheila Caulder of Paw Paw, Michigan, Velma (Ron) Boodt of Depew and Linda (Homer) Steel of Bristow.

 

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Brannum of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Velma Harder of Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was also preceded in death by his brother, LeRoy Wasson of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 

Tue
27
Dec

Alma P. Wilson, 1917 - 2016

Alma P. Wilson was born Sept. 3, 1917, to Bob and Mollie (McFarland)Morris in Parkland, Oklahoma.

 

She departed this life Dec. 21, 2016, at her Depew home at the age of 99 years, 3 months and 18 days.

 

She had been a Depew area resident for many years. She retired from Miss Elaine’s Garment Factory. She was a member of the Depew Church of God.

 

Alma loved spending time outdoors working in her flower beds; even well into her 90’s she was working a full garden. She also loved spending time with her family.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Neva Webb of Depew; two grandchildren, Randy Webb and Madison Oliver; five great grandchildren, Matt Webb, Chase Webb, Brynlee Webb, Ty Webb and Heather Schondel; five great great grandchildren, Savanna and Hunter Schondel, Wyatt Webb, Layna Johnson and Tyree McConnel.

 

Mon
26
Dec

Freddie (Fred) Jo Bunton

1951 – 2016
 
Freddie Joe Bunton was born May 18, 1951, in Sapulpa, to Oliver Andrew Bunton and Edith Belle Draeger.
 
He passed peacefully from this life at his home in Depew, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at the age of 65.
 
Fred shared 20 years of his life with his loving wife, Zella (Burgess) Bunton. He attended school in Tishomingo, graduating from Fox High School.
 
He enjoyed fishing, watching OSU football, riding his motorcycle, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Fred enjoyed life and having fun, always making people around him laugh.
 

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